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Idioms for duplicate

    in duplicate, in two copies, especially two identical copies: Please type the letter in duplicate.

Origin of duplicate

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English from Latin duplicātus (past participle of duplicāre “to make double”), equivalent to duplic- (stem of duplex ) duplex + -ātus -ate1

synonym study for duplicate

4. See imitate.

OTHER WORDS FROM duplicate

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British Dictionary definitions for duplicate

duplicate

adjective (ˈdjuːplɪkɪt)

noun (ˈdjuːplɪkɪt)

verb (ˈdjuːplɪˌkeɪt)

Derived forms of duplicate

duplicable (ˈdjuːplɪkəbəl), adjectiveduplicability, nounduplicately, adverbduplicative, adjective

Word Origin for duplicate

C15: from Latin duplicāre to double, from duo two + plicāre to fold
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